DISA President Bio
Jerry C. Connors
Jerry C. Connors is the President for the Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA). A Virginia-based not-for-profit association, DISA is home for the development of cross-industry e-business standards that provide the foundation enabling individuals and organizations to participate in global e-business.
Mr. Connors has an extensive background in association and governmental affairs. Prior to his most recent private legal and legislative practice, he served as the chief executive officer for the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), a national trade association representing a $15 billion factory-built housing industry. In this capacity, he served as the link between internal and external affected parties, achieving consensus on industry issues and association policies. Most notably, he initiated an innovative coalition program, unifying manufacturer and supplier interests with organizations representing state associations, to expedite the execution of common goals. This resulted in an array of impressive organizational enhancements, including a membership base that rose from 300 to more than 15,000, and a budget and staff that more than doubled.
Before MHI, Mr. Connors held directorial positions in legislative and governmental affairs at the American Automobile Association. He also spent several years serving in the U.S. House of Representatives as legislative assistants to Majority Whip Leader Thomas P. O'Neill and Congressman Fred B. Rooney.
Mr. Connors has a J.D. from Catholic University in Washington, DC, and a B.A. from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA. He resides in Bethesda, MD, with his wife and has two children.